Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF)
History, Facts and Overview
(Berlin, Germany DE)
Opened in the autumn of 1934, Berlin's Schönefeld Airport was originally built as a site to manufacture aircraft in large numbers. By the mid-40s, almost 15,000 planes had been built here and at this stage, the Soviet Air Force took control of the airfield.
In 1954, Schönefeld Airport became the property of Berlin city once more and passenger flights soon followed, gradually increasing in frequency and size over the years. Due to the airport's situation, just outside of Berlin's very outskirts, strict flights rules restricting the use of air traffic did not apply. As a result of this, Schönefeld Airport (SXF) was quick to grow and expand from the 1970s onwards.
The present-day facilities at Berlin Schönefeld Airport are varied and include cashpoint machines provided by Berliner Bank and Deutsche Bank, a wireless Internet network, and a lost and found office on the right-hand side of the entrance. The Hugo Junkers Lounge offers added comfort, while for those in need of sustenance, there are four bars, along with the Mövenpick Restaurant, which is located on the second floor of the Terminal A building.
Schönefeld Airport also boasts plenty of shopping opportunities, with duty-free outlets in the main waiting rooms, along with a handful of stores based on the ground floor of Terminal A. These shops sell everything from newspapers and confectionary, to Berlin souvenirs and travel goods.